Permanent fencing is great if you’re looking for a durable, secure, safe, and long-term solution to your fencing needs. But what if you need a fence for a short period of time? Temporary fencing is the solution. Here are the benefits to temporary fencing, the situations that require it, and how it could be right for you.
Benefits of temporary fencing
Any fence, permanent or temporary, offers some level of security. Temporary fencing can also keep away intruders, and protect your equipment and property from the elements just as effectively as any permanent fence.
But they also provide some advantages that permanent options can’t always compete with. Here are a few of them.
A permanent fence is a major investment, which is why it wouldn’t make a suitable choice for a temporary situation. Why leave money on the table when you can simply get something temporary at a better price? You can even rent temporary fences if you don’t have enough money to buy one.
2. Fast and easy installation
It takes far less time to install a temporary fence than a permanent one. With a temporary fence, all you need to do is set it up, and you’re good to go.
Permanent fences are indefinite additions to your property. You can’t just move or rearrange them when your fencing needs change. This isn’t a problem for temporary fences. Their versatility allows you to configure them differently depending on the situation.
Situations that require a temporary fence
Some places, such as homes, company offices, churches, parks, and ranches, will never move. And for these, a permanent fence is a worthy investment. But what situations would require temporary fencing? Here are a few to consider.
1. Constructions sites
Safety is one of the biggest concerns on a construction site. After all, the site shouldn’t be accessible to just anyone. So to prevent the general public from stumbling into a potentially dangerous construction area, a temporary fence is a great barrier. You can even hang warning signs that tell people to stay away until the work is complete.
Moreover, a temporary fence can deny entry to thieves who would like to run off with your construction materials, tools, or equipment. Temporary fencing can also protect the construction area from extreme weather conditions that can cause loss or damage, leading to delays and/or driving up the cost of the project.
2. Outdoor events
Many outdoor events require temporary fencing (and the list is long). Here are the most common ones.
- Concerts, carnivals and fairs. In the summer, many concerts, carnivals, and fairs draw large crowds. It makes no sense to have a permanent fence for these events. Plus, there’s a need for effective crowd control for people to safely enter and leave the event area. This calls for temporary fencing.
- Conventions and trade shows. Conventions and trade shows usually have exhibits that can be knocked down and destroyed if not protected. Temporary fences can provide a barrier to separate the guest from such fragile exhibits. They’re also great for controlling who comes in and out of the event.
- Sporting events. Since temporary fences are versatile, they can be used for the fencing needs of many sporting events. For example, you can use them to mark the home run fence for Little League games. You can even use them to mark the end of a playing field in many sports games.
3. Private parties
If you have a private party and the venue is fenceless, a temporary fence could be just what you need. For example, if you’re planning a family event, you might find this option appealing, because it can prevent kids from going far when parents aren’t watching. Most importantly, it can keep away uninvited guests, since the entrance to the party will be strictly monitored and controlled.
4. Demonstrations and parades
Demonstrations and parades draw large crowds as well. And although some people will be there to participate, others will just come to walk around while minding their own business. A temporary fence can create a safe, effective barrier between these groups. It’s just important to make sure that the temporary fence isn’t blocking the demonstrations or the parades.
The element of safety that the temporary fencing provides is especially important for demonstrations. This is because emotions can be high and unpredictable at these events. Should something go wrong, this fence can help avoid any physical altercation that can harm innocent bystanders.
5. Animal enclosures
If you need a short-term animal enclosure, you can use temporary fencing. For example, you could be moving into a new home that isn’t fenced and don’t want your pet dog or cat from wandering and getting lost. A temporary fence can offer a short-term pet enclosure, allowing you to focus on unpacking and settling in rather than worrying about your pet’s safety.
This fencing option can also make for a great livestock enclosure. For example, if you’re a sheep farmer, you could take your livestock to a grazing area in a wide-open field, and create a grazing enclosure. This will keep the sheep contained while protecting them from predators and thieves.
For more information
Along with its many benefits, temporary fencing is a tried-and-true option for many different situations. United Fence & Construction offers competitive rates and wants to help keep your property safe, so call today at (501) 214-0161, or submit this form to request a quote.